SiNNERMAN Ensemble began as 10 actors that met at The School of Steppenwolf in 2005. SiNNERMAN’s world premiere of Sweet Confinement in 2008 received four After Dark Awards (New Work, Ensemble, Set and Direction). Their Sheldon Patinkin-directed 2009 production of Chekhov’s Ivanov also garnered critical praise. Now five years since their inception, SiNNERMAN is still going strong, remaining as ambitious and committed to evocative, high-quality theatre as ever.
What are you guys all about anyway?
SiNNERMAN’s mission is to create compelling, relevant theatre that tackles real issues. For every production they embark on, they partner with a local charity organization whose work relates to a theme in the play with the goal of leaving an impact that reaches beyond the stage. This partnership, we hope, illuminates for our audience the immediate relevancy of our work.
Where does the name SiNNERMAN come from?
It’s a Nina Simone song that started our every day at The School at Steppenwolf. We’re quite fond of it.
And there’s something about the idea of being a sinner that we all connect to. Sinners are unpredictable. They take risks. They make mistakes. They are fallible. These are the kind of people that make theatre worth watching.
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